Blue Cheese and Broccoli

Serves : 4 – Prep time : 10 mins – Cook time : 18 minutes

Ingredients :
1 tbsp olive oil; 8oz (225g) tricolore penne pasta

For the sauce :
8oz (225g) broccoli florets; 1 tbsp olive oil; 1 ½ oz (40g) whole blanched almonds; 1 onion, peeled and chopped; ¼ pt (150ml) dry white wine; 4 tbsp double cream; 6oz (175g) Dolcelatte cheese


  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Add oil and cook pasta for 10 mins, or until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce: Cook broccoli for 4 mins. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Reserve.
  3. Heat oil and add almonds. Cook for 2 mins, then remove and reserve.
  4. Add onion to pan and sauté for 4 mins. Stir in wine and cream, and bring to the boil. Boil until reduced by half.
  5. Break cheese into pan, then add broccoli and almonds. Cook for a further 2 mins. Drain pasta an spoon sauce over. Serve.

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